According to the head of the Robert Koch Institute for Infectious Diseases (RKI) in Germany, the rate of Covid-19 infection in Germany is “flattening” and provides reason for “cautious optimism”.
The curve is fading, showing that we are not helpless in the face of the virus, ‘Lothar Wheeler said in a hypothetical press release on Thursday.
“But we do not know yet if this is a stable development,” he added.
Wheeler said it remains unclear whether the slow spread of the coronavirus can be attributed to new Covid-19 restrictions introduced earlier this month or whether the decrease was due to limited laboratory capacity.
He warned that the total number of injuries was still “very high” and was increasing throughout Germany, and that he expected hospitals to reach capacity.
He also said it was “very likely” that RKI would be reporting Covid-19 patients being treated in hospitals.
On Thursday, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country increased by 21,866 – The second highest daily record since the start of the outbreak – L. 727553According to RKI.
The death toll increased by 215 to 11982, The institute reported.
Germany recorded its highest daily infection number with more than 23,300 on November 7.
Wheeler said the country is currently seeing a very high number of Covid-19 infections among people between the ages of 10 and 19.
“The numbers of infections can be reduced if we bring ourselves together,” he said, adding that measures such as social distancing and wearing a face mask can help stop the spread of the virus.
Germany has reimposed lockdown measures in an effort to slow the rate of Covid-19 infection. The country has a limited number of bars, restaurants and cafes to provide take-out and delivery services, and has also limited the number of people who can gather in public or private areas.